What is youth pedagogy today?
How can Waldorf education help youth who are the first fully digital generation to cope with the challenges of a fast-changing world? And what does this ask from their teachers?
In five online meetings we want to explore the possibilities we have in Steiner Waldorf upper schools.
We want to investigate together with colleagues from across Europe how we can engage the whole person with the world today through activities across the curriculum.
Our project UPSWE – Upper School, a Place for Self-Development – is creating a space for teachers and students to meet, discuss, get and share ideas and good practice. We aim to build a European / global network of teachers where participants can zoom out of their daily routines and find new, inspiring ideas for their work.
During our online meetings we are inviting class 11 and 12 students to share their experiences of Steiner Waldorf education, their worldviews and their thoughts on the needs of the curriculum for the future generation. This is an opportunity for pupils to get to know each other and learn from other contexts.
By enrolleing in this course you ensure that you will be imformed about the activities planned by UPSWE in the coming months.
For further information about the online meetings see also: UPSWE invitation
Dr. Martyn Rawson was born in Glasgow in 1954. He studied English and History, and later did an MA and Professional Doctorate. He has been a teacher in Waldorf schools in the UK and Germany since 1979, working as a class teacher, subject teacher and high school teacher. He has taught on a number of Waldorf teacher education programmes and currently teaches at the Waldorf seminar in Kiel and at the Freie Hochschule Stuttgart. He has carried out research, published a number of books on aspects of Waldorf education and has been an advisor and lecturer internationally for many years.